The other day my kid was feeling sick with sinus pressure so I went looking for some Children’s Mucinex and, while I had two bottles, they had apparently “expired” about three years ago.
Now, normally I wouldn’t pay too much attention to expiration dates but since it was a liquid medication (they tend to go bad faster than tablets, for example) and since it was my kid I was giving this to, I decided to toss the Mucinex and go get some more.
The point, however, was that I started to look at the various first aid supplies and medications I keep in my basic first aid kit and it must have been a while since I’d looked at this stuff because I was quite surprised when I found that the vast majority of the supplies I’d had on hand were technically expired.
Here, take a look…
There are dozens of different medications here, as well as some duplicates, all of which are technically expired. Granted, some are only recently expired (dates from early this year